Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Concept Design Idea for a University Student Dashboard

Recently I have taken a small detour at work back into service design from my current work. You can read more about the circumstances in this blog post. I have been working with Juha Martikainen and together we have designed … Continue reading

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Risk Management Tool: Pre-mortem

I’m going to write about risk management and more specifically about intervention tool called pre-mortem. Short Introduction of Theory Pre-morten, like the name hints, is a tool that you use to write a short story about why the project failed, … Continue reading

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Just in Time

I wrote about resilience some weeks back. This time I’m going to tell about philosophy and how you can manage resilience on change trips like projects. This technique requires good skill on estimating work amounts and understanding dependencies to pull … Continue reading

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It’s not just about talent and effort – how you work matters a lot

In this day and age there is so much knowledge about how to work effectively in different circumstances that surely there isn’t anything left to talk about. There is Scrum for projects, Lean for just about everything and pommodoro to … Continue reading

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What is a learning organization?

Most of us understand that being really good at something is not static in its nature. In all walks of life (sports, governments, companies, etc.) the best always seem to be able to adapt faster to changing circumstances than the rest. … Continue reading

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Estimating Work Amounts (Beginners)

We managers usually want to know as soon as possible how long something takes. At the same time complexity is increasing when we are implementing changes. This leads to a weird contradiction: You want to know as early as possible … Continue reading

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Budget deficits and innovation part II – using TRIZ (theory of inventive problem solving) to generate ideas

In my last blog post I wrote about the contradiction between cost savings due to recession and the need to be progressively more innovative due to market pressure. I offered one possible solution and discussed briefly the other prerequisites for … Continue reading

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